engaged to be married:
She is betrothed to that young lieutenant.
the person to whom one is engaged:
He introduced us to his betrothed.
to arrange for the marriage of; affiance (usually used in passive constructions):
The couple was betrothed with the approval of both families.
Archaic. to promise to marry.
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engaged to be married: he was betrothed to her
the person to whom one is engaged; fiancé or fiancée
(transitive) (archaic) to promise to marry or to give in marriage
the act or state of being betrothed; engagement. Historical Examples The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner Floyd Grandon’s Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas The Devil’s Elixir E. T. A. Hoffmann Septimius Felton Nathaniel Hawthorne English Men of Letters: Coleridge H. D. Traill Belford’s Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889 Various […]
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